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Virtual Backpack ~ February 12, 2018

Click on Weekly Flyers on Left to view flyers on items below.


SJS Math Counts Team

SJS was represented well at the Marian math contest on Saturday.  Math Counts Team members are Charli Brusnahan (7th), Lucy Euteneuer (7th), Riley Fritz (8th), Emily Lamoureux (8th), Emily Mordeson (8th), Karina Rief (8th), Sara Steinbruck (7th), Ashley Walsh (7th).


Our 7th Grade team took 2nd place out of 10 other 7th Grade teams.  Lucy Euteneuer received 3rd place out of 37 – 7th graders and Karina Rief received 2nd place out of 33 – 8th graders.


Congratulations to our team!


Valentine Dress Down Day

Tuesday, February 13th will be a dress down day for Valentines.  Students may wear pink, red, white or Valentine’s day themed shirt along with jeans, wind pants or sweats. 



Parents, there are posters in the school office to help spread the word about SJS. Please consider taking one to hang at work or share with local businesses. If you'd like a poster, please let us know. Thanks for your support!



~Annual Dodgeball Tournament Mark your calendar for the 2nd Annual Dodgeball tournament.  It will be held at Roncalli on Saturday, March 10th.  Check out the facebook page for more details or you can find the flyer/registration form @ .


~February Menu


~February Spotlight Skills:

This month we will focus on building the skill Disagreeing Appropriately


Disagreeing respectfully with others, especially on issues we’re passionate about, isn’t easy. Disagreeing respectfully requires time and patience. The situation might not go your way but people will consider your opinions if you present them calmly; others will give you the respect you deserve. 

Below are the steps provided to practice this skill with your children:

  1. Look at the person.
  2. Use a pleasant voice.
  3. Tell why you feel differently.
  4. Give a reason.
  5. Listen to the other person.


~Home and School


February Home and School Happenings


3rd Grade Eagles Wings Luncheon Feb 13th

Lunch for our SJS staff and support staff.

Easy way to volunteer – if you have a student in 3rd grade go to iVolunteer and see what they may need for the lunch they are providing.


Valentine’s Day Parties Feb 13th

Goodies delivered to each classroom during Valentine’s Day parties. If you would like to help with your child’s party please visit iVolunteer to sign up.


Dine out for SJS

Wednesday Feb 21st at Buffalo Wild Wings



Home and School Meeting

Home & School meeting March 7th at St. Elizabeth Ann Parish center, 7pm


Thank you to all those who have been volunteering

to help in the many different ways!


Parents + School = Winning Team!


~Story Time and Cookies will be held Wednesday, March 21st for students in grade PS-4th Grade.  Check out the flyer to see what this is about and how to get registered.


~HOPE Bring HOPE into your family’s finances! Remember that school families purchasing HOPE certificates can get tuition credits – 45% of the profits on the purchased gift cards/certificates go to the school family as credits, when the Sycamore number is provided.  You can also have relatives or friends provide your number to get you more tuition credit.  For St. James school families, the tuition credit is doubled through the St. James Angels of HOPE program.  Some families receive hundreds of dollars.  See the attached HOPE brochure  and visit the HOPE web site today:


~SJS Roundup will be held Thursday, February 22nd in the St. James Parish Center.  We will have 2 sessions, 9:00-10:30 and 1:00-2:30.  Plan now to attend one of these sessions.  Flyer can be found @


~SJS Super Eagle 5K Training Camp will be held 3/19-4/30.  Plan now to attend the information meeting March 6th @ 3:25 in Library.  See flyer for more details



Community News

~Creighton Prep will have and Advanced Mathematics class this spring for boys and girls in grades 6-8th grade.  Check out the flyer to get the details.


~Junior Pride Baseball registration is now open.  See flyer for details and registration


~The Ignatian Volunteer Corps of Omaha presents Lenten Morning of Reflection. February 24th from 9:00-11:30 @ Creighton Prep Sullivan Center.  Doors open @ 8:30.  Enter through the west side of the school.  Enhance your Lenten journey with a morning of prayer and reflection with Jesuit Fr. Larry Gillick, SJ.  A free will offering will be appreciated.  RSVP @


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